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The standing stones

The shadow of legends

Panovideo of the standing stone alignments at Carnac

Dating from 5000 BC, the standing stones of Carnac are among the most important sites in European prehistory. With nearly 3,000 menhirs aligned over 4 kilometres, Carnac is known worldwide. Ancient legends and an exceptional natural heritage.


Carnac is also home to a renowned Prehistory Museum in the town centre and many other megalithic remains (St Michel tumulus, the Kercado Dolmen, the Moustoir tumulus) and a unique religious heritage, with a 17th century church, six chapels with devotional fountains. Ask your guide at the tourist office!

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